Data Privacy - Project

Enablance - Data Privacy Solution Data Privacy has become a very critical issue, affecting many aspects of personal life as well as industry and governments. Protecting effectively the privacy of personal related data is a major element for the unhindered development of electronic communication technologies and business, not to mention related issues of its impact on heightened security at borders and airports around the world.

This project addresses these critical issues and proposes potential solutions to a tangle of related activities all with a common underlying problem of sharing personal information while simultaneously satisfying the challenges of data privacy protection.

The EC has fortunately tackled the issue of data protection head-on with a series of directives on data privacy, commencing with the now famous Directive 95-46 (1995), and culminating with the far-reaching most recent regulation, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), whose well-known implementation took effect on 25 May 2018. Some of the key changes of this latter regulation, welcome to the consumer, but a headache for service providers, encompass:

  • Increased (extra-)Territorial Scope
  • Penalties
  • Consent
  • Breach Notification
  • Right to Access
  • Right to be Forgotten
  • Data Portability
  • Privacy by Design
  • Data Protection Officers

The domain of healthcare in particular, has been most challenging, not only because of sensitivity of data, but also because of the leeway accorded to the national governments with regard to some aspects of access and consent to personal health data.

Dr Kass has provided advice to the EC on the subject of Data Privacy & Protection, particularly in its application to healthcare, in the course of work done by the Telemedicine Alliance; see “Telemedicine 2010: Vision for a Personal Medical Network”, and “TMA-Bridge: Towards Interoperable eHealth for Europe”  Also see rubric Publications: ICT-Healthcare.


Enablance Data Privacy* provides a comprehensive architecture to solve most of the associated problems for all parties – it returns to the individual control of personal data disseminated across the world and the widening the realm of data gold for the IT industry.

  • Enablance empowers individuals themselves to manage access to their personal data distributed all over the world, at any time and from anywhere.
  • With Enablance individuals can decide who has access to their data and in what form: anonymous, aggregated, or personalized. None but the individual can manage access to the data.
  • Enablance is not another datalocker - it is a way to control access to your personal data simply, safely and securely.
  • It protects not only your data that you can control, but also protects access to your data that you do not have access to.

* Patents in EU, USA, Canada and Japan; other countries, patent pending.